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I'm just proofreading my thesis a last time and I stumbled upon the following (I'm nonnative english speaker):

To describe the flow of two fluids with saturations S and T and pressures P and Q, we ...

I'm inclined to use a comma after T to avoid ambiguity. Would this be correct? If I add something to the sentence like

To describe the flow of to fluids with volumes V and W, saturations S and T, and pressures P and Q, we ...

the comma would be the typical Oxford comma, wouldn't it? However, this is only used if 3 items are listed. Any suggestions?

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    You should probably add respectively after Q (assuming one fuid has V, S and P and the other W, T, and Q). But this doesn't affect the comma. Dec 5, 2014 at 12:42

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You can use the commas as you suggested. You have misspelled 'two':

To describe the flow of to fluids

Should be

To describe the flow of two fluids.

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  • Thanks. Would you suggest do add the additional comma or leave it as it is? Dec 5, 2014 at 12:34
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    Personally I would add it. Dec 5, 2014 at 12:36

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